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Author to talk about book on less-known Revolutionary battle

Author to talk about book on less-known Revolutionary battle

Friday, March 27, 2015
For those with only a casual interest in the American Revolution, Brandywine may not pack the same historical punch as, say, Saratoga or Yorktown. Michael Harris says there’s a very good reason.
 
Professor to share stories of Schenectady’s immigrants

Professor to share stories of Schenectady’s immigrants

Friday, March 27, 2015
For local historians and anyone looking into family genealogy, Robert Pascucci is a bit of a rock star.
 
Rotterdam VFW post’s last WWII vet dies
ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam VFW post’s last WWII vet dies

Monday, March 23, 2015
With the passing of Anthony Farina, so ends a 90-year life well lived, an era, and a chance for him to tell his story in full.
 
Seneca Building, once city's tallest, remains an icon on Jay Street

Seneca Building, once city's tallest, remains an icon on Jay Street

Sunday, March 22, 2015
The block of Jay Street between Liberty and Franklin streets may never look the same again, but we do have photographs to help our memories, and we do have Don Klose’s model railroad layout in the basement of his Schenectady home.
 
Scrapbook: Rain doesn't dampen 2000 St. Patrick's parade

Scrapbook: Rain doesn't dampen 2000 St. Patrick's parade

Monday, March 16, 2015
Don Riley had marched in snow and sleet. So rain was barely a bother. Rain showed up on Saturday, March 11, 2000, as Riley and hundreds of others marched in Albany’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
 
Scrapbook: Movie star visits from the 1950s

Scrapbook: Movie star visits from the 1950s

Monday, March 9, 2015
The stars generally come out at night in the Capital Region. Once in a while, they come out during the day. Three stars who dropped by to promote movies in the '50s were Lee Meriwether, Gene Autry and Cleo Moore.
 
PRINCETOWN

FMCC professor takes over as Princetown historian

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Robert Jones, a professor of foreign language and English at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, has been appointed the new town historian for Princetown in western Schenectady County.
 
Scrapbook: Sights and sites of the '60s

Scrapbook: Sights and sites of the '60s

Monday, March 2, 2015
Sights and sites in Schenectady County during the 1960s included full-service gas stations and laundry businesses. Dom Gallo opened a new flower shop on Broadway, and salesmen moved real estate and automobiles at Girard Realty and Schenectady Plymouth, both on State Street.
 
Scrapbook: Skating and sledding in Central Park in '50s, '60s

Scrapbook: Skating and sledding in Central Park in '50s, '60s

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Central Park used to be the hottest place in Schenectady during the coldest time of the year. The park’s giant pond attracted hundreds of ice skaters. Hills around the park became private property for boys and girls with Flexible Flyers.
 
Scrapbook: The speed duel of 1947

Scrapbook: The speed duel of 1947

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
It’s a grab bag of photos from the 1940s in today’s Capital Region Scrapbook. We’ve got Boy Scouts lining up for a candlelight ceremony. And Schenectady firefighters and members of the Schenectady County chamber of Commerce lining up for a group shot. The best story — the speed duel of 1947.
 
Scrapbook: In ’47, Scully presides at St. John confirmation

Scrapbook: In ’47, Scully presides at St. John confirmation

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
Young Roman Catholics and their families attended a confirmation service at St. John the Evangelist Church in Schenectady on Tuesday, April 29, 1947. More than 250 would meet the Most Rev. William Scully, coadjutor of the Albany Catholic Diocese, as they went through the confirmation ceremony
 
Scrapbook: Bus stop -- In ’47, drivers stopped rolling

Scrapbook: Bus stop -- In ’47, drivers stopped rolling

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
The words “bus stop” received new meaning in Schenectady on Wednesday, April 23, 1947. Schenectady bus drivers left their jobs — and their steel coaches — during the early evening hours.
 
Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased

Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers.
 
Scrapbook: Many enjoyed  the Kelly clambakes

Scrapbook: Many enjoyed the Kelly clambakes

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Time for a breath of summer during the chill of winter — and a clambake with Ed and Dan Kelly.
 
100 years later, Armenian genocide still painful lesson
WATERVLIET

100 years later, Armenian genocide still painful lesson

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
One hundred years after the Armenian genocide, stories about the massacre still cut to the bone. The Rev. Stepanos Doudoukjian, pastor of St. Peter’s Armenian Church in Watervliet, has heard them all his life, from family members and his congregation.
 
 

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